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mountain cabin in the u.s., the latest twist in the hunt for a former police officer accused of murder. pope benedict xvi has given his first weekly general audience since he shocked the world by becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to step down. he received a long standing ovation as he made its way into the audience hall at the vatican? . later he will preside over an ash wednesday mass. will go to our correspondent at the vatican. he said that he is stepping down for the good of the church. >> absolutely. the pope went straight into it. his first words were that he has taken the decision in full freedom and for the good of the church. he went on explaining that he understood the gravity of the moment. then he came to the realization that he did not have the spiritual or the material's strength to carry out his ministry. it was a standing ovation for the pope. it was a very festive atmosphere in the auditorium. 8000 people were there singing before he arrived. there was music. the vatican also want to show this is not a dramatic moments, this is a difficult moment for the chur
the new title pope emeritus. the vatican says he will continue to use his papal title rather than reverting to -- he will also have to change what he wears. the simple white people rope will remain. his ring and the papal seal, they will be destroyed and the new ones will be forged when the next pope is appointed. in a sign of changing times, he will also need to give up his twitter handle. let's speak to barbara. no more tweaking for benedict. i just wonder how much of a tweeter he was. >> not much of one, although he had a lot of followers. 1.5 million or just under 2 million, something like that. he has only tweeted a handful of times. i don't think that was a particular media success as far as the vatican policy goes. hopefully the next pope will also start tweeting again, possibly a bit more frequently. we while, this pope is engaged in his last duty as pontiff, beating the cardinals, really a last goodbye before he leaves the vatican -- meeting the cardinals, really the last goodbye before he leaves the vatican. he will be getting on a helicopter at 4:00 gmt, saying a final
/3 of the chamber had been elected illegally. u.s. officials say radioactive waste is leaking from six under grow storage tanks in the state of washington. the tanks are about 8 kilometers from the columbia river. officials say there is no immediate threat to public health. the former nuclear weapons production complex is america's most contaminated nuclear sites. the u.s. is spending billions in an effort to manage thousands of tons of nuclear waste. in mali, at least 70 people were killed in clashes between rebels and soldiers. at least 13 troops were killed along with 65 rebels. the fighting raged in the northern part of the country near the algerian border. over the last month, the militants have been driven into the desert and mountains by french and african soldiers. france says it wants to start withdrawing its troops next month. are american troops leaving afghanistan at the end of 2014 or not? that dispute came up on friday. german and to the german defense minister told reporters at least 8000 u.s. soldiers will stay in afghanistan after 2014. washington says it is still weighing its op
and idealized, but are with us wherever we look. more than 200 years ago, when the founding fathers of the united states were building their new capital here in washington, they searched for a visual style which would embody their democratic ideals, and they found it in greece and rome in a style which for them, as still for us, embodies harmony, order, and freedom. the west has built its temples to liberty and justice and to money and power in the greek and roman style. you see it in trafalgar square in london and in leningrad in the soviet union. at the root of the western tradition-- in architecture, painting, and sculpture-- is the classical legacy. it's so ingrained in our way of seeing things that we don't notice when we use it in tv, commercials, magazines, coins, even on our credit card. many of our uses for it no doubt would astonish people from the ancient world. but if an ancient greek could be here now, he would recognize this around us and feel that, in some sense, the west is heir to his civilization. the power of this tradition and its hold over our imagination make i
to understand that the urgency of our path is so here with us in the present -- past is still here with us in the present critic rex he spoke with us after was announced franklyn burke would not the boss frank lautenberg would not seek reelection. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. tens of thousands rallied on washington's national mall sunday for what organizers dubbed the largest climate rally in u.s. history. the "forward on climate" event urged the president to reject the keystone pipeline and commit the u.s. to binding limits on emissions of greenhouse gases. indigenous leaders chief jacqueline thomas and casey camp spoke. >> it puts at risk my neighbors to the east of me that live at the tarzans. the government does not recognize these people, and these people have been dying a mysterious cancers, their water is polluted, their animals are sick, and mother earth is sick. >> we're here to make a difference. we're here to be in solidarity with all of us to understand that we have a very slim opportunity t
disturbed by it. it came during hagel hearings and was politically calibrated to get the support of the u.s. senate. what can a president say? he is not going to denounce israel now? i am very suspicious of the motives of the attack. >> israel maintained the lorries they were attacking carried game changing weapons. does that make it all right? is anyone likely to criticize israel for taking this position? >> there is a lot of criticism from the middle east, and that can be expected. we have only israel's word to go on. i have seen no independent evidence to confirm what they claimed. i am sure from their perspective these surface air missiles they said they were interdicting might be a game changer, but they are only a game changer if israel is planning an attack on has the law or lebanon or further attacks on syria. -- on hezbollah or lebanon or further attacks on syria. >> he does not want another front, does he? >> i am not sure he has enough to strike back with. certainly under international law he would be in his legitimate rights to strike back. i do not think of is going to happen.
talks with representatives in rebel-held areas. he said he wants to find a way for us ought to leave power with minimal bloodshed. he is due to meet the arab league secretary-general on monday. let's speak to the executive director of the washington- based cyrian center for political and strategic studies. also a former member of the syrian national council, joining us live from washington. welcome to the program. what your thoughts about the potential for dialogue? >> it is clear that the a side regime has rejected this offer from them because he put to conditions. one, free all political prisoners. we have no sign the aside regime has read any of them. he has dropped this offer again. he said that now we will go without initiatives since the regime is closing all the doors. >> d do you think president asst --- assad's view is he can crush the revolution? >> nobody believes the machine can crush the revolution. >> do you think he believes that? >> i think he is putting the security solution as top a party for him and not care about how much the country has been destroyed. he does no
importantly, what has not changed is the inevitability of our success. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan faces tough challenges. among them, republicans questioning whether he is the right man for the job. >> with the u.s. looking forward to december 31st, 2014, the day combat forces are leaving afghanistan for good, marine corps general dunford will probably be the last to run it. you lead a regiment of 6000 troops into iraq in 2003 and but he spent much of his year -- career in the pentagon. >> a much personal time have you had in afghanistan? >> i have not served an assignment in afghanistan. >> dunford will have to manage the politics in washington and kabul when it comes to recommending how quickly forces should withdraw. >> i look at the strength of the enemy, the capabilities of the afghans security forces. >> president obama has not decided how many will stay in the country or, for that matter, what they will be doing. once the decision has been made, it will be up to general dunford to make sure the plan works and the work of the last 12 years is not undone. >> iran is marking t
. but is anyone listening? and can government intervention move us out of these terrible times? keynes and roosevelt met only once. each thought the other well meaning but ineffectual. however, they changed the course of the world. what did we learn from the depression? we'll investigate that with the help of economics analyst richard gill on economics usa. hard times. we've seen a lot of them over the years. 1932 and the years that followed were different. the hoover administration tried to popularize the word depression. they thought it a milder word that would soothe the american public. by 1932, hope was about gone. the depression was more than an economic problem. it was human calamity. millions went hungry, some to starvation. proud people begged on street corners asking for pennies to feed their children, for jobs that no longer existed. the economic devastation seemed total. things couldn't possibly get worse, and yet they did. over 4,000 banks failed. the value of stocks dropped from $89 billion to $15 billion. national income dropped. investment, savings, consumption-- everyt
they died. tomorrow it will be us. >> pakistan's military and government do not seem to have a clear policy on fighting sectarianism in the province. a supporter once she is who have to leave.hiwants shias they refused to bury the dead in protest. the prime minister responded by firing the regional government and promising better security. that has clearly not happened. the government has been driven -- given 48 hours to respond to demands made by shia community leaders, who promise more angry leaders if they are -- protest that they are not met. saturday's attacks shows that those who want to target shias can operate in some parts of pakistan with impunity, despite promises made by the government. al jazeera, karachi. >> pakistan's interior minister says the government will protect the shia community. >> i have spoken this afternoon to the police. they will hunt those guys, wherever they are. it is coming from our shared enemy. we have started exercising control. there is some kind of a group from a broad which is broad which is broaan sponsoring them. if somebody is aiding them, we will
orders. i make strong suggestions. i think if only one of us is to be in charge, it ought to be me. you're in the kitchen most of the day, hidden away, out of view, where you should be. i'm sorry, but i don't know if i can work here if you are the boss. i'm positive that i can't work here if you're the boss. - i know. maybe jamal can be the boss. - what ? weren't you in charge of a bunch of people back in egypt ? well, yes, but-- you know, that's not such a bad idea. i agree. that is a good idea. i am honored. that even sounds like mr. brashov. - but i must turn down your offer. - oh, no. why ? my wife is out of town on business this week, and i've got my hands full with the baby. so, then, who should be in charge ? we know it can't be henry. he's too young to be a boss, and he only works part-time. i'll change my schedule if i can be the boss. not on your life. i had a hunch you might all show up early today. what ? you have been unanimously elected to be in charge of crossroads cafe. - wait ! wait ! - no way. i'm retired, remember ? these old b
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